Hey Philippe! Let’s talk about your artistic background
I was born in Meaux, France and i graduated from college through the Art and Graphic Design School EDTA Sornas in Paris in 1995. I have been represented by various American and European galleries with several solo shows since 2016. I am living and working in the United States since 2016.
Which topic within art are you particularly interested in?
Because the blurry boundary between perception and experience always inspired me: I am interested in the randomness crossovers inside our senses (Synaesthesia) through art by imaging abstract visuals – similar to data maps – based on the unconscious and a complete drifting creative process.
Do you have a favorite medium?
I create an unpredictable abstraction, building an emotionally charged explosion of colorful shapes and grids against white space. I use all kinds of mediums: canvas, paper, photos, digital media, or plexiglass. My own techniques of replacing paintbrushes with spatulas or color tapes permit me to create a general topography composed of collected algorithms and data.
What are your artistic objectives?
My work process delves into the complex undercurrents of our intimate and collective interactions. My goal is to engage the audience with their own existence to reveal, in a positive way, their interaction in an environment and their relation to the collective. My own visual language, maps, and frameworks invite the viewer to discover their own subconscious feelings, dreams, and experiences.
What makes your art special?
Psychogeography and drifting are essential to my art: I reveal the interactions of environments and psychology through cognitive and abstract maps. I also follow the Situationist concept of let-it-go and drifting. My art is about psychogeographic mapping and I developed the concept of Geographic Abstraction: I am still searching the point at which psychology and situations collide in art and how thinking looks like in abstraction.
My work recently engages also with human nature and any type of situation or element (that includes objects, plants, trees, or animals). I imagine disaggregated cartographies that reveal our social tensions and these invisible connections with the nonhuman world. Abstraction keeps me focused on a quest for unlimited and unknown psychological territories as a springboard for our imagination, your and mine combined.
Philippe Halaburda ★ Artist resume
I show the invisible interactions of environments and psychology through cognitive and abstract maps. Our environment affects our personal behavior. alters our perceptions, and can change our collective interactions: I translate and shape all these emotions, memories, feelings through geometric shapes, lines, colors, and compositions following a natural creative flow by a complete letting go of control.
Thank you for your interesting text, Philippe.